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The Six Nations unions aim to revive the failed Nations Championship proposal

The Six Nations unions want to renew the failed 2019 ‘Nations Championship’ project that would see the winner of the tournament take on the best team in the southern hemisphere in the final … as CEO Ben Morel reveals a plan to make the event be ‘getting bigger’

  • World Rugby scrapped plans for the championship due to lack of support
  • The unions of the Six Nations want to bring the project back to the table
  • Your goal would be to make test windows more meaningful and marketable.


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The unions of the Six Nations want to renew the failed proposal of the ‘Championship of the Nations’, aligning the rugby calendars of the north and the south, starting in 2024.

The idea, to combine the competitions of the Six Nations Rugby Championship and the southern hemisphere culminating in a final, was scrapped in 2019.

But Ben Morel, Six Nations CEO, wants to get it back as discussions continue to make the November and July test windows more meaningful and marketable.

World Rugby scrapped plans for a Nations Championship due to lack of support in 2019

World Rugby scrapped plans for a Nations Championship due to lack of support in 2019

Six Nations unions are eager to revamp the failed project to make the trial windows more marketable

Six Nations unions are eager to revamp the failed project to make the trial windows more marketable

Six Nations unions are eager to revamp the failed project to make the trial windows more marketable

“This would be a great additional improvement,” he said. We are definitely very involved in those discussions.

“The Six Nations is the top of the pyramid as an annual rugby event and our job is to make it bigger and bigger over time. We really see this as a perfect match. ‘

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